Oh if only the nasty radical Muslim Brotherhood et al had not sneakily won all the votes. What a Garden of Eden Egypt would have been if the Moderate and Liberal factions had won......Hang on a second.....not so fast. Rubin points out the reality:
But how many “liberal” ”moderate” parties have had:
--A deadly shoot-out between two factions over control of their headquarters’ building?
--An alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood which might again be renewed.
--A deputy leader who explains that September 11 was a U.S.-Zionist plot; the Holocaust never happened; and Anne Frank was a phony?
--And now this article, courtesy of the party’s official newspaper, January 27, 2012. Thanks to MEMRI for catching and translating it. I’ll let you read the whole thing for yourself if you want but briefly the article charges that a small U.S. Navy Medical Research Unit in Cairo that conducts research on tropical and Third World diseases is in fact engaged in plotting to send: “Medicines, pesticides, food products, and seeds [to Egypt], after these have been dangerously tampered with so as to harm the Egyptians' health” and handling “biological weapons which, if deployed, could exterminate the entire Egyptian nation, or any other nation….” “They can also manipulate these Egyptian genes, alter their traits, and deform them by means of American medicines or vaccines that are sold dirt cheap to the poor Egyptian people, along with crop seeds and food products…. “ It suggests that various disease epidemics in Egypt were caused by the United States and charges that the U.S. installation, “sees the Egyptian children as an opportunity to test new medicines,” turning the country’s children into lab rats and causing increases “in infertility, mental retardation, and disability among Egyptians born in recent years... as well as [instances of] impotence.” And all this is done, “in accordance with America's will, which has Israel standing forcefully behind it" to develop biological weapons for Israel against Egypt."
Heh. Egypt, a hopeless case no matter who runs it.
Good old Egypt repays American support by detaining 19 American NGO employees including the son of American Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The US is once again threatening to withhold aid. Like that ever works.